There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Proserpine, line 1 bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Mill St at Proserpine to Shute Harbour Rd at Airlie Beach Central

$94 - $242

Cheapest option

Fly to Mackay, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$87 - $284

5 alternative options

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$140 - $444

Train  •  15 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$112 - $205

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$95 - $170

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  20 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach

$124 - $175

Drive  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Airlie Beach 687.7 miles

$95 - $150

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Airlie Beach. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Airlie Beach is 912 km. The road distance is 1100.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach without a car is to train which takes 15 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 43 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 18 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Brisbane to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Airlie Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Airlie Beach is 1100 km. It takes approximately 15 h 4 min to drive from Brisbane to Airlie Beach.

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Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Proserpine Airport.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 570.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach twice daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Airlie Beach once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $210 and the journey takes 14 h 7 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$202
B-Quick
$112
Bus operators
Whitsunday Transit
Website
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Bus from Mill St at Proserpine to Shute Harbour Rd at Airlie Beach Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $170
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

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